Orthopedic Surgery located in Red Bank, Morganville, Holmdel & Eatontown, NJ
There’s no getting around the critical role your hands and wrists play in your everyday life, so when you’re limited by pain or loss of use, surgery can often provide you with the best solution. At Orthocenter, the team of orthopedic surgeons has extensive experience helping their patients in Red Bank, Morganville, Eatontown and Holmdel, New Jersey, regain use of their hands and wrists through specialized surgeries. To learn more, call or request an appointment online using the booking tool.
Hand and Wrist Surgery Q & A
Why Would I Need Hand Surgery?
Your hands are incredibly small and complex, and you’re never fully aware of just how important they are until something limits your use of them.
Your hand contains 38 bones: 10 metacarpal bones and 28 phalanges in your fingers. These bones are surrounded by an intricate network of flexor tendons, muscles, and ligaments that provides support and enables movement.
Because your hands are amazingly busy, a number of conditions can crop up that may impede your ability to use them properly, including:
- Trigger finger
- Nerve entrapment or compression
- Fractures and dislocations
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Cysts and tumors
This list is just a sample of the myriad conditions that can affect the use of your hand, and may require surgery.
Why Would I Need Wrist Surgery?
As the foundation for your hands, your wrist joints are imperative for overall function. At its core, your wrist is made up of:
- Distal ends of your radius and ulna
- Eight carpal bones
- The distal ends of the five metacarpal bones in your hand
One of the most important roles your wrist plays is providing passage for the nerves and tendons that control your hands, most of which pass through your carpal tunnel on the underside of your wrist.
When any of the following conditions affect the function of your hand or wrist, surgery may be the best solution:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Arthritis, both osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammation in your synovial tissue
- Nerve impingement or compression
Again, this list is simply representative of the many problems that can affect your wrist.
How are Hand and Wrist Surgeries Performed?
The team of orthopedic surgeons at Orthocenter are well versed in the latest techniques for relieving hand and wrist issues using arthroscopic techniques to:
- Diagnose a problem
- Fuse and repair bones
- Repair tendons
- Release tendons
- Remove synovial inflammation
Using only tiny incisions, your surgeon threads a specialized camera and instruments into your hand or wrist in performing the above procedures. Because this technique is minimally invasive, they often perform hand and wrist surgeries on an outpatient basis.
To explore your options in hand and wrist surgery, please call Orthocenter or fill out the online form to request an appointment.
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